Author Archives: Carol Trimmer

harmful air fresheners
Organization and Tips

Try These Healthier Options to Replace Harmful Air Fresheners

We want our homes to smell great, but that should never come at the cost of our safety. The first step to having fresher and healthier air in your home is knowing all the risks and effects of using those harmful air fresheners. Even if you decide to stop using… Read More
  • Carol Trimmer |
  • July 26, 2017
harmful cleaning products

How to Avoid Harmful Cleaning Products

Other than running down the grocery aisle and tossing some cleaning products into a cart, most people don't spend much time considering cleaning products. Most of us assume products are safe because of government regulation and product safety testing, but the truth is, there are harmful cleaning products on the market.… Read More
  • Carol Trimmer |
  • April 26, 2017
organic mattress

Why It’s Important to Sleep On All Natural Bedding

Your bedroom is your sanctuary. An inviting welcome after a long day. It's your spot to unwind and sleep, preparing for the morning. While you sleep your body performs critical "clean up" activities analogous to taking out the trash that accumulated during the day. In a perfect world, your bedroom… Read More
  • Carol Trimmer |
  • March 22, 2017
toxins in your home

How to Keep Your Home Free of Formaldehyde

Most people are surprised to learn that formaldehyde is prevalent in homes and offices. In fact, it's one of the top indoor air pollutants. Researchers measured indoor formaldehyde and found levels 20 to 200 times higher than outdoor air in urban areas. High concentrations of household formaldehyde are unhealthy, so… Read More
  • Carol Trimmer |
  • February 16, 2017
Filter Your Tap Water

4 Compelling Reasons to Filter Your Tap Water

Most people think their tap water is safe. After all, you get water quality reports from your city, and you have regulatory bodies that enforce water standards. While it's true that most of the country's water systems provide safe drinking water, problems do exist. Consider Flint Michigan. The residents of… Read More
  • Carol Trimmer |
  • January 24, 2017
dryer sheets

4 Reasons to Avoid Dryer Sheets

Dryer sheets have been around since 1969, so you've probably been using them for quite some time. Unfortunately, dryer sheets can contain harmful chemicals that mimic estrogen and trigger asthma. These chemicals adhere to clothes, vent into the air, and rub off on your skin. The good news is you… Read More
  • Carol Trimmer |
  • December 10, 2016
worst plastics

Learn How to be Smart About the Worst Plastics

Modern life is filled with plastic products. Unfortunately, many plastics contain substances that put your health at risk. Plastic toxins can leach into your food or drink. Some plastics release harmful gasses into the air. But, you don’t have to imagine your life without plastics. All you need is a… Read More
  • Carol Trimmer |
  • November 23, 2016

About Carol Trimmer


Carol is helping to make the world a healthier, happier place by sharing easy ways to live better in this sometimes toxic place we live in. As founder of Pure Living Space, she’s on a mission to discover the best and safest home and personal care products. When she’s not researching or writing articles, you can find her growing kale or whipping up that perfect smoothie.